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NJ Weather: Heavy snow, dangerous snowstorm conditions continue today. Latest snowfall in total, forecast.

A major winter storm that is blowing up New Jersey with heavy snow and strong winds is expected to continue until Saturday afternoon, with parts of the Jersey Shore having already collected about 10 to 12 inches of snow, according to the latest forecast updates.

The heaviest snowfalls fall 1 to 3 inches per hour along the Jersey Shore with winds of 25 to 30 mph and gusts above 40 mph, forecasters say.

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Power outages remain a problem as the wind picks up on Saturday. At 7:20 a.m., more than 1,000 homes and businesses were without power, down from about 1,500 overnight.

NJ weather: Snowstorm, heavy snow from winter storm Saturday, today

Heavy snow and blizzard are expected during Saturday as a winter storm continues to hit New Jersey with snowfall of up to 18 inches in total and gusts of up to 50 mph.

The National Weather Service says the journey will be difficult and there will be reduced visibility due to snow drifts in the next few hours.

Dozens of accidents have already been reported, according to the state Department of Transportation, and motorists are being urged to stay off the roads.

A blizzard warning remains for the Atlantic, southeastern Burlington, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean as well as a winter storm warning for the rest of Burlington and 14 other counties. They were previously set to run until 6 p.m. 19, but now expires at. 16 as the storm moves away from our area.

NJ weather: Snowstorm, heavy snow from winter storm Saturday, today

Heavy snow and blizzard are expected during Saturday as a winter storm continues to hit New Jersey with snowfall of up to 18 inches in total and gusts of up to 50 mph.

The winter weather advice for Sussex and Warren now expires at noon.

Meanwhile, the winter storm warning for the five northeastern counties - Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union - is still running until 1 p.m.

Forked River in Ocean County has the highest reported snowfall to date with 12.5 inches, according to preliminary figures reported to the National Weather Service. Toms River had 10 inches on the ground around noon

In Atlantic County, Port Republic had 11.4 inches of snow, and Mays Landing had 9.3 inches around noon. The snow falls significantly further inland from 2 to 5 inches in most places so far.

Eight inches had already fallen in Asbury Park shortly before noon. 5 p.m., while Tuckerton had 8 inches at 5 p.m.

New Jersey Transit has suspended all bus and light rail services and will resume later "as soon as it is safe to do so," the agency said. The trains will run "as long as conditions allow," NJ Transit said.

NJ weather: Snowstorm, heavy snow from winter storm Saturday, today

Heavy snow and blizzard are expected during Saturday as a winter storm continues to hit New Jersey with snowfall of up to 18 inches in total and gusts of up to 50 mph.

Speed ​​limits are in place on the New Jersey Turnpike (35 mph), Garden State Parkway (35 mph from Cape May to exit 143c and 45 mph north of there) and Atlantic City Expressway (35 mph).

At least 322 flights from Newark Liberty International Airport have been canceled. There have also been hundreds of cancellations from Philadelphia (168), as well as John F. Kennedy (457) and LaGuardia (279) airports in New York City from 6 p.m. 6:45, according to FlightAware.com.

NJ weather: Snowstorm, heavy snow from winter storm Saturday, today

Heavy snow and blizzard are expected during Saturday as a winter storm continues to hit New Jersey with snowfall of up to 18 inches in total and gusts of up to 50 mph.

Here's what the weather service expects for the rest of the storm:

  • Atlantic Ocean, southeast Burlington, Cape May, Monmouth, Ocean: Snowstorm conditions continue. From kl. At 03.30 another 5 to 10 inches were expected with gusts as high as 50 mph. The Jersey Shore is likely to end up with a foot or more of snow. Minor coastal floods are also possible this morning.
  • Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Salem, Gloucester, Camden, Northwest Burlington, Cumberland: Heavy snow is falling and NWS says at. 03.30 that an additional 4 to 6 inches were expected for a total of 5 to 12 inches in the early afternoon.
  • Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Union: Additional 5 to 7 inches of snow were expected approx. at 04:00.
  • Hudson: Another 5 to 8 inches were in the forecast just before noon. 04.00. The wind continues to blow as high as 45 mph.
  • Sussex, Warren: At 3:30 a.m., the NWS said there would be an additional 1 to 3 inches of snow falling. The top gusts should be around 35 mph.

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Jeff Goldman can be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com

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